Nowadays there is less desire among young people to operate agricultural machinery than in the past, the CEO of the Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has stated.
However, this is an issue that is not unique to Ireland, Mike Moroney warned on the latest episode of FarmLand.
“Traditionally, young lads liked to drive tractors; there was a buzz attached to that sector.
“But, there seems to be a change in mindset. What’s happening is that it is getting more difficult to find people that are willing to drive machines.”